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Poornima Sivaloganathan

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Poornima is backed by over 5 years of experience in the fields of content management and information technology. Specialising in content management and content marketing, Poornima has been the author of many research articles & reports, press releases and newspaper publications in the past. She holds a BSc in Management Information Systems from the University College Dublin, Ireland.

05 Apr 2016
What GMTI 2016 Means for European Countries

Europe is home to a large Muslim population and is a key region for the travel industry, playing an important role in terms of both inbound and outbound tourism. Inbound tourism for Europe in particular contributes greatly to the travel economy ...

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31 Mar 2016
What GMTI 2016 Means for ASEAN Countries

A total of nine ASEAN countries were analyzed by GMTI 2016 – Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Read on for more details on how these ASEAN destinations performed on the Index and how wel...

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23 Mar 2016
How GMTI 2016 is Influencing the Muslim Travel Market

When the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index was first published in 2015, it provided groundbreaking insights into the Muslim travel market - one of the world's fastest growing tourism segments. Its second release in 2016 ha...

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10 Jul 2015
How catering to the Muslim traveller can boost a country’s economy

Muslim travellers globally represent a major niche market in the travel and tourism industry. Being a young demographic growing in affluence, the Muslim travel market is increasingly asserting its unique needs on the tourism industry globally. T...

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10 Jul 2015
Profiling the lucrative Muslim traveller

Muslim travellers globally represent a major market opportunity and is increasingly becoming an important segment in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Worth as much as $145 billion and expected to grow at around 5% every year, this ...

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27 Apr 2015
The importance of the Muslim travel market

The Muslim travel market is one of the most lucrative and one of the most rapidly growing market segments in the industry. It is also one of the world's highest spending tourist markets. Therefore it is vital that destinations, businesses an...

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27 Apr 2015
How GMTI 2015 was created and how it became the benchmark for the Halal tourism industry

Over the past four years, CrescentRating has evaluated destinations around the world and ranked them based on how well they cater to Muslim travellers. These rankings were enhanced in 2015 to introduce the MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Musli...

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12 Mar 2015
What GMTI 2015 means for Europe

The growing importance of Europe to the Muslim travel market Europe is a key region in global travel and tourism market and for the Muslim traveller it is also very important. Both the inbound and outbound European Muslim tourist market is wo...

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10 Mar 2015
What GMTI2015 means for ASEAN countries

  Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 saw the inclusion of several ASEAN countries – including Malaysia which was ranked the best Muslim-friendly destination for Muslim travellers. Read on for more details on how other ASEAN destinations per...

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09 Mar 2015
How GMTI 2015 can be used to shape tourism strategies

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 - or GMTI2015 - provides useful and thorough insights into the Muslim travel market - one of the world's fastest growing tourism segments. These insights provide travellers, gover...

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03 Mar 2015
GMTI 2013 The top Muslim-friendly destinations in 2013

The MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 will soon reveal the best destinations for Muslim travellers this year, when it is launched on the 4th of March 2015 with new and updated rankings. In 2013, CrescentRating released...

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27 Feb 2015
A look back at GMTI 2012

The launch date of GMTI 2015 is just 4 days away and the rankings of the best Muslim-friendly destinations for 2015 will be released on the 4th of March! CrescentRating has been releasing rankings for Muslim-friendly destinations since 2011. It...

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